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Steak, spuds and selfies: A hero's welcome for O'Donovan brothers in Cork

The pair arrived into Cork

OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALISTS Pual and Gary O’Dovovan received a heroes welcome in Cork Airport last night and an even bigger homecoming is planned for their native Skibbereen later.

A general view of fans attending the homecoming at Cork Airport Fans packed into the arrivals hall. Source: Ken Sutton/INPHO

The pair arrived back to Ireland from the Netherlands last night fresh from another triumph after Paul picked up a World Rowing Championship gold medal in Rotterdam on Saturday.

Gary and Paul O'Donovan greet fans from Skibbereen 28/8/2016 Gary O'Donovan shows his Olympic medal to fans at Cork Airport. Source: Ken Sutton/INPHO

Hundreds of people greeted their arrival last night as the two carried the Irish flag, their medals and posed for selfies.

The brothers were also presented with steak and spuds upon entering the arrivals hall, a nod one of their famous interviews that saw their popularity skyrocket during the games.

Paul and Gary O'Donovan with the steak and spuds presented to them from Gary Spike O'Sullivan Steak and spuds presented to them from Gary Spike O'Sullivan. Source: Kenneth Sutton/Inpho

An open top bus is expected to take the pair along with their coach Dominic Casey into Skibbereen this evening.

(Click here if you can’t view video. Credit: RedFM Sport)  

Read: Paul O’Donovan added another iconic phrase to Irish sport on RTÉ yesterday >

Read: Gold! Paul O’Donovan blows rivals away to storm to World Rowing Championship glory >

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